Features

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

Texas-based contractor Laney Directional Drilling recently employed Direct Pipe technology to make an underground wetlands crossing on a segment of a major pipeline project in the Northeast United States.

Dennis Shumard, P.E., MASCE, and Pat Moravits, BRH-Garver Construction

One of the challenges facing municipalities in the replacement of failing pipelines is that many of these pipelines are located in developed and populated areas.

Bryan Dessaure and John Prete

How do you replace two regional water delivery pipelines that run directly underneath a major interstate freeway and lay across an active earthquake fault?

Stephen Barlas, Washington Editor

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has been one of the sleepiest federal regulatory agencies for the past decade, under both Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama.

The cost of installing and maintaining underground utilities continues to increase.

66th Annual PLCA Convention, Feb.18-22, Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa, Bonita Springs, FL.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

For NASSCO (the National Association of Sewer Service Companies), 2013 was a year of continuing accomplishments in its 35-year mission to establish industry standards for the assessment and rehabilitation of the sewer pipelines and promote continued acceptance and growth of trenchless technologies in the sewer industry.

Robert Carpenter, Editor

Despite Continuing Funding Concerns, Budgets Expected To Rise

Rita Tubb, Executive Editor

Local distribution companies (LDC) remain the backbone of the nation’s natural gas distribution network. Natural gas utilities serve more than 71 million residential, commercial and industrial customers across the nation. Gas is delivered through a 2.4-million mile underground delivery system with an outstanding safety record.

The distribution network also includes measurement and pressure regulators, corrosion control equipment and valves and meters, all of which must be operated, maintained and upgraded by the local natural gas utility.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

Establishment of new educational programs, creation of a task force to address the growing shortage of labor, successful annual and midyear meetings and membership growth were among highlights of 2013 for the Power & Communication Contractors Association (PCCA).

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